Glenorie Community Church
“If God Is For Us Who Can Be Against Us: Get To Know - Him.”
The waiting is finally over! Nine months of preparation has come to an end ANDfinally - that precious baby is born into the family. With excitement and a little fear and trepidation, mum and dad leave hospital for home and so begins the adventure of a lifetime- bringing up their precious child. So many years ahead to look after, train and protect this little person. “Where is the manual?” I hear people say. “I wasn’t trained for this,” they cry when plans or decisions need to be made.
One thing stands out. Essentially, parents are FOR their children. They want them to succeed, have a happy life, have friends, a good education, show respect and kindness to others, be responsible and loyal. Parents desire ‘the best’ for their children. They don’t always get it right and can make mistakes along the way. Often, their children don’t understand or agree with the decisions their parents make for them. “Why do we have to move?” “Why did you say ‘no’ dad?” As children, the big picture is often out of their reach and they need to trust their parents, whose responsibility is to nurture and train their children. Parents can explain, have discussions, listen to their children’s point of view, fears and emotionsand